Cedric Tai

2016

Practice
"Practice"

Lumber, primer, and a meditation room open 24 hours a day. A discrete performance as part of three events staged while on residency at Vermont Studio Center.

Amateur Strategies at UCLA
Poster for "Amateur Strategies" at the Kerckhoff Gallery, UCLA, May 5th - May 30th, 2016
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Opening and workshop all in one, no instructions. Special Thanks to Weiwen Balter, curator/coordinator at UCLA who helped manage the chaos including when we were all kicked out of the gallery and had to work under the cover of night.

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Close up (the woodwork matches the design of the windows) and from further away (as being used for a separate concurrent exhibition, a photo exhibition put on by the Taiwanese Students Association)

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The structure was built in a modular way to be taken down and put back up in different orientations. The main idea came from the conflict between being given a space for all students to use, but also the inability to make holes in the walls, which limited the kinds of installations that could take place in the historic venue.

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Workshop #2 began compiling an archive of the C.A.C. including past exhibitions, talking about the strategies of different local off-site archives such as the Center for Political Graphics, and exploring UCLA's own archives that document a history of activism on campus. Workshop #3 "Amateur Hour: Lock Mechanics and DIY Pepper Spray with the Best Friends Learning Gang," was lead by Dan Bustillo and Joey Cannizzaro